Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, whose brother was killed May 17 in South Carolina, was not ready to return to the field when the Falcons began organized team activities Tuesday, a league source told ESPN.com. Early indications are White won't participate in Wednesday's session, which is open to the media. The funeral for White's younger brother, Tyrone Moore Jr., was held Thursday. Darnell Lafayette, 23, was charged with murdering Moore, 21, outside a nightclub. White took to Twitter on Sunday to thank friends and fans for their support. Although White, 32, is a crucial part of the offense and is on the verge of a contract extension, the Falcons understand football is secondary at this particular time. OTAs are voluntary. White missed some OTAs last season along with former teammate Tony Gonzalez, who is now retired.
Roddy White misses start of OTAs as he grieves death of half-brother
ESPN | May 28